With some regret’: Everton coach Sean Dyche has confirmed ‘Fantastic’ Everton player set to retire from professional football

Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the Belgian will retire from football after five years in China.
Marouane Fellaini’s Premier League career has been marred by his time at Manchester United, but he will be remembered fondly by Everton fans.

The midfielder joined Everton for £15 million from Standard Liege in 2008 and instantly became a fan favorite, winning the Toffees’ Young Player of the Season in his debut season.

The rag doll who became as strong as a bull – Marouane Fellaini at Everton  - The Athletic

Fellaini scored 33 goals in 177 appearances for Everton before joining Manchester United under David Moyes.

Under Moyes, the former Belgium international had become a vital player, with the Scot claiming he was ‘one of the best in the world’ for his ‘amazing’ chest control. He was unable to maintain his form at Old Trafford.

Fellaini struggled to maintain a regular berth in United’s team and was listed by The Daily Telegraph as ‘one of the 10 Worst Transfers of the Premier League Season’ in 2014.
Fellaini joined Shandong Taishan in 2019 and has won the Chinese Super League and the Chinese FA Cup three times since.

While the midfielder has yet to officially retire, Shandog Taishan manager Choi Kang-hee has declared his intentions.

“Though with some regret, I respect his decision to retire,” Choi stated.

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“He’s a fantastic player.” Perhaps because of his age, his every post-game rehabilitation was laborious, lasting a day or two.”

Marouane Fellaini epitomizes a golden era in Everton’s recent past.
Marouane Fellaini will be regarded as one of several players who had outstanding seasons at Goodison Park.

Perhaps we took for granted a team that included Fellaini, Tim Cahill, and Nikica Jelavic. This Everton team is a far cry from the glory days that David Moyes brought to Merseyside, but can Sean Dyche add to the excitement of recent weeks?

The Toffees have some well-liked players, such as Jordan Pickford and Abdoulaye Doucoure, but they may be elevated to this level due to the club’s recent poor performance.

Everton are a massive club that needs to return to the days of Marouane Fellaini. But for the time being, we wish him well after such a successful career.


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